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Catherine Schmitt Named Science Communication Specialist

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Schmitt as Science Communication Specialist. In this new role at Schoodic Institute, Schmitt will communicate the work of Schoodic Institute scientific staff and Second Century Stewardship research fellows, as well as research in Acadia National Park, past and present. Schmitt has

2018 Acadia National Park Science Symposium

Save the date and join us for the annual Acadia National Park Science Symposium on Saturday, October 20th, 8:45-4:30! The symposium will provide a forum to hear about science taking place in the region and to interact and build collaborations with scientists, students, park staff, and others working in a range of fields. Sessions include:Engaging

Guest Blog: Migration Watch from Schoodic Point

  Guest Blog by Earl Johnson Now I’ve never been exactly what you’d call a morning person, but five days a week, I crawl out of my bed (or camper or sleeping bag as is sometimes the case), and find my way to Schoodic Point half an hour before the sun comes up.  Technically I

Low-Bush Blueberries in a Changing Climate

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a public presentation, Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Wright Hall Room 110 on the Institute campus. With climate change already affecting the state of Maine, it is important to understand how local agricultural products are responding to warming conditions. This summer utilizing an inexpensive passive-warming technique, Schoodic Institute and

PhToM: Phenology Trackers of Maine and the Downeast Phenology Trail

  Phenology is the study of plant and animal life cycle events; including flowering and fruiting of plants, emergence of insects, and migrations of birds. It is nature’s calendar. In the northeast, millions of songbirds migrate south every fall along the coastline. As they travel the long distances needed to reach their southern destinations they

Brown Bag: Hawks Over Acadia

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Program Director, will review 20 plus years of autumn hawk migration trends from Cadillac Mountain. Each fall from mid-August through mid October teams of observers document thousands of migrating raptors. Benz will discuss peak flights, date ranges, and other changes in migration dynamics. The presentation will

Acadia and Points South: Migratory Bats along Eastern Seaboard

Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening program Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM, presented by researcher Zara Dowling. Hoary, silver-haired, and eastern red bats fly hundreds of miles between their southern wintering grounds and summer territory in New England and Canada. With new technology, we are at last beginning to track these

AP Summer Institute – Week Two

Schoodic Institute offers Advanced Placement Summer Institutes on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus in Acadia National Park. The park provides a unique setting for intense work with other teachers and institute instructors. There are accommodations for participating teachers on the Schoodic Institute campus at Schoodic Point, surrounded by spruce and fir forests and

Shorebirds and Waders are Coming!

Learn where to look for and how to identify migratory shorebirds on local mudflats. Seth Benz, Schoodic Institute Bird Ecology Program Director, will lead each of these outings. Participants meet at the Pickled Wrinkle parking lot at Birch Harbor and will travel by van to select locations. Two dates are scheduled; Monday, July 24, and

AP Summer Institutes – Week One

Schoodic Institute offers Advanced Placement Summer Institutes on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus in Acadia National Park. The park provides a unique setting for intense work with other teachers and institute instructors. There are accommodations for participating teachers on the Schoodic Institute campus at Schoodic Point, surrounded by spruce and fir forests and